Hi-Five’s Jr. NBA Basketball League to be Powered by ALL IN Athletics

Hi-Five Sports Clubs has bolstered its basketball coaching roster thanks to a newly formed partnership with ALL IN Athletics. Hi-Five, which has been a staple for youth sports on the North Shore for nearly three decades, will conduct skill clinics and league games for boys and girls in PreK-4th Grade boys and girls. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with ALL IN and it’s incredible coaches,” said Hi-Five Managing Partner, Danny Tuchman. “Billy [Welcome] and his staff do a great job teaching the game. This is a slam dunk for kids in the area.”

Welcome, who co-founded ALL IN Athletics in 2014, has helped build one of the largest basketball programs in the country. ALL IN continues to offer travel teams, training and leagues for boys and girls, and is eager to continue broadening its reach to younger players. “We are ecstatic to work with Hi-Five Sports and their basketball staff”, Welcome said. “We are confident that with the resources and expertise of both programs that this will be an exceptional opportunity for families throughout the North Shore.”

Jr. NBA Basketball offers a structured on-court setting over the course of an 8-week spring session. Hi-Five Hoops’ program includes age appropriate drills, station work and skill development over the first two weeks, followed by six weeks of instructional game-play. Every week will also begin with a 10-15 minute team practice before tipoff. Along with the ALL IN staff, Jr. NBA Basketball’s head coach is Donnell Thomas, a former FIBA Professional, MVP, Chicago Public League and Northern Illinois University Hall of Famer.

Together, Hi-Five Sports Clubs and ALL IN Athletics have created the North Shore’s most knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaching roster that possess years of professional, collegiate and high school basketball experience.

Weekly Jr. NBA sessions will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Mondays (2nd/3rd Grade) and Wednesdays (3rd/4th Grade), as well as 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM on Sundays (K/1st Grade).